Current Board and Commission Openings

City of Great Falls Montana

Serving on a City board or commission is a great way to become involved in local government. The following City boards and commissions have current openings.

Audit Committee

The City Commission is accepting applications for one citizen to serve on the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee was established by the City Commission in October of 1992 and consists of five members to include the Mayor, a Commissioner, the City Manager, the Fiscal Services Director and a private citizen.

The Audit Committee provides assurance that financial disclosures made by management reasonably portray the City’s financial condition, results of operations and plans and long-term commitments.   Experience or interest in financial information is helpful.  For more information, contact Cheryl Lucas at 455-8481.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201; by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the applicationApplications will be accepted until position is filled.

Planning Advisory Board

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Great Falls Planning Advisory Board for one member to fill the remainder of a three-year term ending December 31, 2016.  Applicants must reside within the City limits.

The City Planning Advisory Board is a nine-member Board that advises the City Commission on many aspects of Great Falls area growth and development including amendments to the Growth Plan, zoning, land subdivision, annexation, transportation planning, planning roadway improvements, and related general planning issues.

The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m.  For more information contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the applicationApplication deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Board of Adjustment/Appeals

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Board of Adjustment/Appeals to fill 2 positions on the Board for three year terms beginning 10/1/2015 ending 9/30/2018 and a position to fill the remainder of a three-year term through September 30, 2016.

The Board hears and decides appeals regarding zoning, housing, and building codes and ordinances; hears and decides requests for variances from standards set forth in zoning ordinances; hears and decides all other matters referred to the Board regarding zoning, housing, and building ordinances.

Members must be residents of the City of Great Falls, and must be qualified by experience or training in construction matters. Candidates with architecture or design backgrounds would be preferable but not required.  The Board meets on demand, approximately ten times per year, generally at 4:00 p.m.

Contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530 for more information.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Advisory Commission on International Relationships

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Advisory Commission on International Relationships.

The Commission consists of nine to eleven members. The Commission provides support, coordination and exchange of information for international programs in the community. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts

The City Commission is accepting applications to serve on the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts Advisory Board.  The appointment would be to fill the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2016.

The Board consists of five to seven members.  The Board advises on all matters related to the successful operation of the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts and public meeting rooms.  Meetings are the third Friday of each month at noon.  For more information contact Dona Hughes at 455-8495.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201; by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application.  Application deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.

Parking Advisory Commission

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Parking Advisory Commission.  Terms are for three years.

The Commission consists of five members, appointed by the City Commission, and an ex-officio member appointed by the Business Improvement District.  Experience or interest in the Great Falls Central Business District is helpful but not necessary.  The Commission advises the City Commission, City Manager, and Planning & Community Development staff on matters related to parking issues within the Downtown Parking District.  Applicants must reside within the City of Great Falls.  Members serve without compensation.   For more information, contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application Applications will be accepted until filled.